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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Modest TLM Wedding Dresses


I missed a great wedding of two lovely young traditional Catholics, who were married on Saturday in Illinois. I have permission to put these great photos on this blog to show modesty in weddings. This is a family which was renewed about ten years ago by going to the Tridentine Mass. The lovely bride is in blue with lace on the outside. Her bridesmaids and maid-of-honor are wearing mantillas, which is so lovely.




Congratulations to the Groom and Best Wishes to the Bride.



Great ideas for others to follow. And the mother-of-the-bride, my good friend, looks fantastic. See how beautiful modesty is...and a nice, BIG CATHOLIC FAMILY, as all the girls above are sisters and two of the groom's men are their brothers!

There was no kiss, no unity candle and no clapping...we can change the culture through the TLM.









And, the invitations indicated that the guests were to wear modest and respectful attire as well. That is a great idea for families, where some are not familiar with the TLM culture of modesty.





Servers, some of whom are on the way to the priesthood, are shown below. This was this young priest's first public Tridentine Mass. The choir sung the Byrd Mass for Five Parts,, (which I have sung when I was younger). A happy, happy day...

18 comments:

Lora Goulet said...

Oh what a blessing to see wedding photos that don't make you cringe!
These are lovely, beautiful MODEST wedding and bridesmaid dresses. The sweetness and the beauty of holy matrimony and true love are celebrated here.
Congratulations.
In the hearts of Jesus and Mary...

Lora Goulet said...

What a blessing to see such lovely, MODEST, wedding attire that does not make you cringe! The photograph highlights the beautiful holiness of matrimony and true love. Congratulations!
In the hearts of Jesus and Mary
Lora
http://www.caminolamancha.com/

Dymphna said...

Very, very nice. I saw some blogger posted photos of a wedding party last month that made me cringe. They had the modesty down pat but the dresses were hideous and probably repulsed most of the women who read the blog.

Henry Edwards said...

My goodness, Supertradmum, you call all those bare arms modest? Here's the real thing:

http://www.knoxlatinmass.net/gallery/Nuptial2012/Mass.htm

The bride is the oldest in a home-schooled family of 8 children in our TLM community. One brother (a seminarian) was the MC for this solemn high nuptial Mass, and two younger brothers were grooms. Her oldest sister could not attend because a nun in convent, but her three youngest sisters were bridesmaids.

Supertradmum said...

Henry Edwards, I agree with you on the length of the sleeves and would have had longer ones, to the elbow at least. However, I had no other examples and these dresses were so different than most, I thought the highlighting of these was legitimate. I think we need to applaud any efforts at modesty. I shall look at your photos immediately. You should have seen the negativity I did not post. Baby steps...but a turn in the right direction. I must admit, there are not a lot of examples out there.

Supertradmum said...

Henry Edwards, just looked and gorgeous. Wish there were better shots of the bridesmaids. Thanks for sharing. I also should have added that this is the only Catholic branch of a large Protestant family.

tech_pilgrim said...

Saw this on NCRegister

If any bride to be is reading this and is in the STL area and needs a modest wedding dress, my wife got hers here

http://www.chatfieldsboutique.com/home.htm

priest's wife said...

ie- short sleeves (not even cap sleeves) being "immodest"- are we Muslim or orthodox Jews? These dresses are lovely and do not distract from the importance of the Holy Mass. If we are going to be overly scrupulous, then perhaps weddings should be smaller affairs- with no wedding party but the two witnesses. I believe these photos show the balance of yes- living in this world but not of the world

Elsie said...

I thought that Henry Edwards' comment about the "bare arms" was a joke, but maybe he was serious . . . ? I wouldn't even have noticed it, had he not pointed it out. I thought these ladies looked very lovely, as well as modest.

Let's not start getting all legalistic and fundy. We're not Muslims, as priest's wife pointed out.

Suzanne said...

What's with no kiss??? That's taboo?

Supertradmum said...

Well, kissing after a marriage ceremony started in the Protestant churches and moved over to the Catholic in the 1950s and in some places not until the 1980s. I attended and was in weddings in the 1970s in the Midwest in several states and there was no kissing.

It takes away from the solemnity of the sacrament. Many of us have not done in

Cynthia said...

I am so glad to see a bride dressed modestly. Most brides would not wear dresses styled like their wedding dress to church so why is it OK to wear it for their wedding.

More and more wedding dresses are strapless and the bride either has to keep pulling it up so they don't show too much or just outright fall down, or dresses that have plunging necklines and/or backs.

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Noviamorau said...

Amazing wedding dress, really, it is! While most of brides choose the "less-wear" gowns, these brides, who choose modest wedding dress look incredible elegant and charming.

Cristine Douglas said...

What a beautiful post. I've been searching for some nice designs for wedding dresses that will suit our theme on our wedding. Thanks for sharing these ideas... They surely help.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

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